Couple's new Greek street food trailer in Homebase car park is a hit

The Great Gyros Canteen Norwich owners Vicky Stogianni and Georgios Michailidis.

The Great Gyros Canteen Norwich owners Vicky Stogianni and Georgios Michailidis. - Credit: Brittany Woodman/Archant

You can now get your home décor and dinner sorted at the Homebase car park in Sprowston with a Greek street food trailer based there. 

Couple Georgios Michailidis and Vicky Stogianni have launched Great Gyros Canteen Norwich at the Sprowston Retail Park on Roundtree Way.

A chicken souvlaki wrap from Great Gyros Canteen Norwich. 

A chicken souvlaki wrap from Great Gyros Canteen Norwich. - Credit: Brittany Woodman/Archant

The pair moved to Norwich from London last August as Mr Michailidis was offered the head chef role at The Real Greek when it opened at Chantry Place in the city. 

But he has since left and decided to start his own business with Vicky, who is also a cook. 

A traditional Greek salad from Great Gyros Canteen Norwich. 

A traditional Greek salad from Great Gyros Canteen Norwich. - Credit: Brittany Woodman/Archant

The pair have lived in England for nearly a decade and are both from Larissa in Greece.

Mr Michailidis, 48, said: "We both love Greek food and were surprised to find that Norwich was very familiar with Greek dishes when we got here so it was not a difficult decision to start the business.

Great Gyros Canteen owners Georgios Michailidis and Vicky Stogianni with son Lawrence Michailidis.

Great Gyros Canteen owners Georgios Michailidis and Vicky Stogianni with son Lawrence Michailidis. - Credit: Brittany Woodman/Archant

"We have been open a week and the comments have been very good and people really like the food."

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On offer are authentic souvlaki wraps with thinly sliced pork or chicken with herbs and spices, served with homemade tzatziki, chips, tomatoes, onions and sauces.

Halloumi fries with sweet chilli sauce from Great Gyros Canteen. 

Halloumi fries with sweet chilli sauce from Great Gyros Canteen. - Credit: Brittany Woodman/Archant

The menu also includes salads, halloumi, falafel-style vegan patties and baklava.  

It is currently open every Monday to Saturday from 11am to 6pm and the trailer is rented while they see how popular it is. 

Vegan zucchini patty with hummus from Great Gyros Canteen.

Vegan zucchini patty with hummus from Great Gyros Canteen. - Credit: Brittany Woodman/Archant

The pair would eventually like to have a permanent home for Great Gyros Canteen in the city. 

Mr Michailidis added: "I don't want a restaurant but would love a canteen for takeaways in Norwich city centre -  I don't want to move from one place to another.

"Our food is great quality and our souvlaki wraps are completely different to ones you may have tried before.

"What we offer is something new for the area."

A range of drinks are available from Great Gyros Canteen. 

A range of drinks are available from Great Gyros Canteen. - Credit: Brittany Woodman/Archant

Drinks available include a range of Loux sodas which come from Greece. 

Since the start of the pandemic there has been a street food boom in Norfolk, with mobile businesses launching across the county serving everything from pizzas to curries.